Event Coverage

Nov. 14, 2014

Pomona Event Coverage

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EVENT NOTEBOOKS
FRIDAY
Top Fuel Funny Car Pro Stock Pro Stock Motorcycle Scrapbook
    
SATURDAY
Top Fuel Funny Car Pro Stock Pro Stock Motorcycle Scrapbook
    
SUNDAY
Top Fuel Funny Car Pro Stock Pro Stock Motorcycle Scrapbook
 
LATEST NEWS

Welcome to the NationalDragster.net event coverage. Throughout the weekend in Pomona, National Dragster's reporters will be in the pits and trackside, bringing you more features and inside scoop, as many of you have requested, in the notebooks linked above. Each notebook will be updated throughout the day with news, notes, quotes, and photos. In addition to the coverage on this page, you can follow along with the event through our exclusive Audiocast, which is open every day to our valuable NHRA Members (click here), and on NHRA.com, which has round-by-round results here and live timing here.

 

FRIDAY

11:30 a.m.: The event's first Mello Yello qualifying session is under way.

1:50 p.m.: Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are the qualifying leaders after the first of four sessions.

3:05 p.m.: The second session is under way.

6 p.m.: Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are the low qualifiers after the first two qualifying sessions.

 

SATURDAY

11:30 a.m.: The third qualifying session is under way.

1:15 p.m.: Racing is halted following a big fire on the car of Funny Car racer Jon Capps, who was not injured.

1:30 p.m.: Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are the low qualifiers after the third qualifying session.

3:15 p.m.: The final qualifying session is under way.

5 p.m.: Based on the mathematics and remaining points available Sunday, Tony Schumacher officially clinched his eighth NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship at the close of qualifying.

5:45 p.m.: Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are the event’s final low qualifiers.

SUNDAY

11 a.m.: Final eliminations are under way at the Auto Club NHRA Finals.

1 p.m.: Andrew Hines defeated Katie Sullivan in round one of Pro Stock Motorcycle to lock up the 2014 world championship, his fourth world title.

3:45 p.m.: Matt Hagan and John Force both win in the Funny Car semifinals. However, Force does not have a record backup, so Hagan is officially the 2014 world champion.

4 p.m.: Erica Enders-Stevens and Jason Line win their semifinal pairings, setting up a winner-take-all Pro Stock final. The winner in that race will not only get the event trophy but also win the world championship.

5 p.m.: Erica Enders-Stevens wins the big Pro Stock final and becomes the first female Pro Stock world champion when Jason Line went red. Enders-Stevens is the third woman overall to win a Professional championship, joining Shirley Muldowney and Angelle Sampey.

5:10 p.m.: Joining Erica Enders-Stevens as Auto Club NHRA Finals winners are Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle).

 
EVENT FACT SHEET
2014 Auto Club NHRA Finals
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Nov. 13-16
Auto Club NHRA Finals Logo  
Schedule:
Thursday, Nov. 13
Lucas Oil Series qualifying: 8:15 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 14
Lucas Oil Series eliminations: 8:15 a.m.
Mello Yello Series qualifying: 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Lucas Oil Series eliminations: 8:15 a.m.
Mello Yello Series qualifying: 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 16:
Pre-race ceremonies: 9:45 a.m.
Mello Yello Series eliminations: 11 a.m.
 
2013 Champions:
Shawn Langon   Matt Hagan   Rickie Jones   Eddie Krawiec
Top Fuel:
Shawn Langdon
 
Funny Car:
Matt Hagan
 
Pro Stock:
Rickie Jones
 
Pro Stock Motorcycle:
Eddie Krawiec
Most Victories:
8: John Force (FC)
6: Kenny Bernstein (TF, FC)
5: Greg Anderson (PS), Bob Glidden (PS), John Myers (PSM)
4: Tony Schumacher (TF), Warren Johnson (PS), Dave Schultz (PSM)
Track Records:
Top Fuel: 3.713 seconds (Doug Kalitta, Feb. '14); 330.15 (Kalitta, Feb. '14)
Funny Car: 3.965 seconds (John Force, Feb. '14); 324.12 mph (Force, Feb. '14)
Pro Stock: 6.495 seconds (Jason Line, Nov. '12); 213.13 mph (Line, Nov. '12)
Pro Stock Motorcycle: 6.766 seconds (Andrew Hines, Nov. '12); 198.29 mph (Eddie Krawiec, Nov. '12)
National Records:
Top Fuel: 3.701 sec. (Antron Brown, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.); 332.18 mph (Spencer Massey, April '12, Charlotte, N.C.)
Funny Car: 3.965 sec. (John Force, Feb. '14, Pomona, Calif.); 324.12 mph (Force, Feb. '14, Pomona, Calif.)
Pro Stock: 6.464 sec. (Erica Enders-Stevens, June '14, Englishtown, N.J.); 215.55 mph (Enders-Stevens, June, '14, Englishtown, N.J.)
Pro Stock Motorcycle: 6.728 sec. (Andrew Hines, Oct. '12, Reading, Pa.); 199.26 mph (Eddie Krawiec, March '11, Gainesville, Fla.)
Tickets:
By phone: 800-884-NHRA (6472)
Online: NHRATix.com
 
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